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The Kansas Way

Never trust cultural critics, those who look at the sweep of history, and at the moment, and tell us all where this is all heading. The struggle of our times, after Hitler and Tojo were gone, was the epic battle … Continue reading

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It’s Always the End of the World Somewhere

We live in apocalyptic end-of-the-world times – but we always live in apocalyptic end-of-the-world times. That’s just how we think, and maybe we’re all just drama queens, fighting our quite ordinary and cyclical rather meaningless woes by pretending they are … Continue reading

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Guessing What Wins

Political junkies like to think about who will win the next election and why – who made the big gaffe, who looked good in the debates, who had the most to spend, and who masterfully managed the key structural elements … Continue reading

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Our Nation of Imaginary Cause and Effect

There’s a progression to things. You start out trying to figure out what works – infants learn pretty quickly that crying gets you what you need. Having not yet developed any language skills it’s all hit-and-miss for an infant – … Continue reading

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